Sunday, January 31, 2016

Second bushfire briefing for Maydena

Last weekend's community briefing at Maydena. Another will
be held tomorrow (Monday) night.
AN updated community information session about the southwest bushfire will be held at Maydena at the start of the monthly Community Association meeting tomorrow night (Monday).

When: Monday 1 February 2016
Time: 6.30pm
Where: Maydena Community Hall, 36 Kallista Rd
More information: Visit www.fire.tas.gov.au or contact the Bushfire Information Hotline 1800 000 699

LATEST UPDATE: Fire activity remains low, with continuing favourable weather conditions. The northwest corner on the banks of Lake Gordon continues to require significant hand work by remote area ground crews to extinguish the fire edge.

Fire crews at a daily briefing at
Strathgordon.
Additional lightning strikes have been detected today in the southeastern corner between the fire boundary and Scotts Peak Rd. Crews are currently working to extinguish these.

Ground crews in conjunction with air support are still making good progress with consolidation of containment lines in all other areas around the fire boundary.

Reported rainfall in the area remains minimal. Weather forecast for the next few days should allow operations to continue and see little change in the fire boundary. People are asked to remain informed as conditions can change.

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Walking tracks at Mt Wedge, Sentinel Range and Mt Anne Range are closed. The Wedge River, Edgar, and Huon campgrounds are closed. Adamsfield Conservation Area is also closed.

For safety reasons the Gordon River Rd is closed at Maydena and will remain closed until the fire is contained and deemed safe. Visitors should be aware they cannot travel past Maydena at this time.

Updates on this fire are available here. For information on current road closures, please visit the Tasmania Police website.

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